Uber CEO Travis Kalanic Gets Court Notice Over Government Challan

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08 Jun. 16, NEW DELHI: US-based cab aggregator, Uber’s co-founder and CEO -Travis Kalanick gets court notice by a district court. The court has asked Travis Kalanick along with India head Amit Jain, to appear before it.

The notice comes in acknowledgement of a challan filed more than a month ago by the Delhi transport department. The challan was issued against these top Uber officials for operating as travel agents for cabs caught plying against forbidden rules in the city.

The challan was issued under Section 93 of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. According to this section – “No person shall engage himself as an agent or a canvasser, in the sale of tickets for travel by public service vehicles or in otherwise soliciting customers for such vehicles,  as an agent or a canvasser, in selling tickets to travel by public service vehicles or otherwise soliciting customers for such vehicles, or” as an agent in the business of collecting, forwarding or distributing goods carried by goods carriages, etc” and no person shall engage as an agent in the business of collecting, forwarding or distributing goods carried by goods carriages,” unless he has obtained a licence from concerned authority and subject to such conditions as may be recommended by the State Government.” The court notice was issued by metropolitan magistrate and Traffic Judge – Vaibhav Mehta.

According to sources and reports of TOI, A senior transport official said, “Earlier, the challans were issued against the driver or owner of the cab caught operating illegally. However, we thought since Uber is the cab aggregator and responsible for the taxi being on the streets the challan should be issued to Kalanick and the India head for acting as unlicensed travel agents.”

According to Mint, the court said that it will hear the case on 23 July and allowed time for Uber and the state government to file their written documents.

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